An electrician from Wolverhampton has fought back against criminals by utilising his own electrical knowledge to create a unique anti-break-in system.
Wolverhampton resident, Ray Taylor, has fallen victim to tool theft numerous times over the years, losing out on thousands of pounds worth of equipment in the process.
These frustrations led Mr Taylor to protect his van by putting his electrician skills to good use, providing any would-be thieves with a nasty shock.
By modifying a battery-operated fly-swatter, Taylor was able to channel a mild electric current directly into the door handle.
The anti-theft device also incorporates sirens and high-frequency sound bombs for the ultimate thief deterrent.
While the unusual method of security seems like something straight out of Home Alone, it’s proved to be extremely effective in real-life use.
Taylor has since copyrighted his design and is selling his ingenious invention to fellow tradesmen looking to combat tool thieves.
Knowledge is Power
The story highlights once again that the skills gained for a career in a trade can be invaluable and their use can stretch far beyond that of the trade itself.
Electricians not only have the ability to earn a living independently but they also have the skills to solve a myriad of problems in their own day-to-day life, from issues in the home to – in Mr Taylor’s case – personal security.
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